China is not willing to give in. After threats of banning the iPhone at the government level in the country, they have now accused the United States of infiltrating Huawei’s servers. According to the Chinese, this situation has been ongoing since 2009.
Through a post on the official WeChat account of China’s Ministry of State Security, they claimed that the United States’ National Security Agency had infiltrated Huawei’s servers, the technology company based in Beijing. According to this information, Washington has been closely monitoring Huawei’s systems since 2009.
The Chinese allege that the United States has been conducting cyberattacks on more than 40 countries worldwide for over a decade, including Russia. Additionally, China accused its rival of orchestrating attacks against Chinese targets since Edward Snowden revealed the United States’ spying methods.
Huawei Mate 60 Pro, the phone of discord
The truth is that the relationship between Washington and Beijing is quite tense in the technological sphere. Huawei has triggered alarm bells in Washington with the release of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro, a new smartphone powered by a more advanced Kirin chip than expected. The sanctions imposed by the United States on Huawei years ago prevented the company from accessing the necessary American technology to design these kinds of chips.
However, the Kirin 9000S has bypassed all of this. Manufactured on 7-nanometer technology, it includes RAM modules from SK Hynix, a South Korean company that shouldn’t have had any commercial relationship with Huawei since the US sanctions in 2020.
To make matters worse, Americans were also surprised to see the Kirin chip being manufactured on 7-nanometer technology. Although it may seem unimportant at first, this type of manufacturing has significant implications in the military field. In the past, numerous studies linked Huawei to the Chinese military, fueling the debate about blocking the company from deploying 5G networks.